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Using EHRs and HIEs for Behavioral Health and Care Coordination

EHR in Behavioral Health and Care Coordination
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Online Self-Study
Law and Ethics
Downloadable e-book of course slides, a downloadable certificate of completion, and course video(s).


Within the last few years, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) launched its “Regulatory Sprint to Coordinated Care” initiative to accelerate the transition to a value-based health care system focused on care coordination. As part of this initiative, HHS expressed an intent to identify regulatory requirements that act as obstacles to coordinated care and then issue guidance or revise regulations to address these obstacles and incentivize coordinated care. Since then, HHS has revised federal regulations governing the confidentiality of patient records created by federally-assisted substance use disorder treatment programs, known as 42 CFR Part 2. In early 2020, U.S. Congress then amended the enabling statute for 42 CFR Part 2 for the first time in decades. This will result in yet another round of new regulations needed to implement these new statutory changes. On December 10, 2020, HHS then released proposed changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule to similarly remove such barriers to care coordination. These changes, as well as those still coming, will further facilitate providers use of EHRs and HIEs for behavioral health and care coordination.

This is a non-interactive self-study course that was recorded from a live webinar presented by Helen Oscislawski on March 24, 2021.

Instruction consists of 1.5 hours of video instruction and a post-test.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe recent changes to federal laws of 42 CFR Part 2 and HIPAA affecting the sharing of behavioral health information in the HIE context
  • Specify how changes to federal law relate to care coordination purposes.

Course Availability

From the time of registration, you have six months to access the coursework.



Helen Oscislawski, Esq. is the founder of Attorneys at Oscislawski LLC, a progressive and forward-thinking law boutique providing high-quality and cost-effective legal representation to its clients. Helen is selected to the 2020 & 2021 “Super Lawyers®” list for Health Care Law in New Jersey, which is issued by Thomson Reuters. Since 2018, her firm has also been included every year on the “Best Law Firms” in Health Care Law, Princeton, New Jersey list issued by Best Lawyers. Helen is known to many as a “go-to” attorney on HIPAA, and other data privacy laws. She cemented her reputation as a prominent privacy and health information technology attorney through decades of developed experience and working hand-in-hand with C-suite executives and in-house general counsels on how to structure and manage complex data-sharing arrangements in compliance with applicable federal and state laws. Helen also has substantial experience with helping her clients navigate legal issues when responding to ransomware attacks, data breaches, OCR compliant and audit letters, and return/sanitization of patient data. In 2008, New Jersey Governor Corzine appointed Helen to the New Jersey Health Information Technology Commission to fill the seat designated by statute for “an attorney practicing in this State with demonstrated expertise in health privacy.” In 2010, she was reappointed to NJ-HITC by Governor Christie and tapped to serve as Chair of the Privacy and Security Committee. As a trusted advisor on these issues, Helen currently represents some of the most cutting edge and sophisticated organizations in the nation. Helen is admitted to practice in New Jersey (since 1999) and Arizona (since January 2020). Helen can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CE Hours

Credit Hours: This course consists of 1.5 continuing education hours of credit.

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Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0048.

Marriage and Family Therapists: Many MFT licensing boards accept our courses or one of the approvals which we have from professional associations.  You can check with your board to determine if your licensing board would accept this course.

Social Workers: TTelehealth Certification Institute LLC, #1609, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 05/02/2024 – 05/02/2027. Social workers completing this course receive 1.5 clinical continuing education credits.

Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Social Workers #SW-0435.

Addiction Professionals: This course has been approved by Telehealth Certification Institute LLC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #193104, Telehealth Certification Institute LLC is responsible for all aspects of the programming.

Psychologists: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Telehealth Certification Institute LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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Other Professionals: This course qualifies for 90 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations.  Retain your certificate of completion and contact your board or organization for specific filing requirements.

This is a non-interactive, self-study course.

How to Complete the Course and Earn Your Certificate

 To receive your certificate of completion you must complete the course in its entirety.

To complete an Online Self Study Course, one must register, log in, select the My Courses option from the menu items, click the Course Title, complete all of the modules, complete and pass the post-test(s), and complete the course evaluation.

A grade of at least 80% or more is required to pass the post-test. Retaking the post-test is possible until the participant is able to pass the test.

Psychologists and other professionals seeking CE credit through our approval with the American Psychological Association are asked but not required to complete the course evaluation before obtaining their certificate of completion, however passing a post-test for online self-study courses, and submitting one's attendance for live on-site and live webinars is required.

You can download or print your certificate of completion by logging into your account, navigating to the course by selecting the My Courses option from the menu items, clicking the Course Title, scrolling to the Certificate of Completion section, and clicking on the Certificate of Completion link to either download it or print it.

Participants may request a printed version of their certificate of completion to be delivered by mail. A shipping/handling fee of $6.95 will be charged per request. Shipping internationally may require an additional charge.

Directions for completing a course can be found by clicking here.

Course Policies

Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities

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Cancellation Policy

Refunds are offered within the first 30 days for courses which have not been completed.  There is a 10% service fee for refunds.

Grievance Policy

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Who Should Attend

This course is intended for clinicians who provide behavioral health services.

Teaching Methods

This is a non-interactive self-study course. Teaching methods for this course include recorded lectures, videos, a post-test, and a course evaluation.  The courses may include required reading.

This course was recorded 3/24/21

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